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Children's rights: a liberal framework

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This thesis investigates children’s moral and political rights and, in particular, their rights to make decisions at various stages of development. Part I outlines and defends an empirically informed liberal framework for establishing children’s rights to make decisions (i.e. their ‘agency rights’). This framework is grounded within a respect- and autonomy-based approach to agency rights. It engages with empirical psychology, is attentive to the role of social structures in moulding childr...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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